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Camaldolese

Camaldolese  

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St Romuald founded a monastery at Camaldoli, near Arezzo, between 1012 and 1023; its ideal was the minimum of communal ties. A hospice which he founded at Fontebuona developed as a coenobitic house; ...
Catherine of Genoa

Catherine of Genoa  

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(1447–1510),widow. Born of the noble Ligurian family of Fieschi, Catherine was married at the age of sixteen to Julian Adorno for family, not personal, reasons. He proved to be spendthrift, ...
charity

charity  

N.A body (corporate or not) established for one of the charitable purposes pecified by statute (see charitable trust). A charity is subject to the control of the High Court in the exercise of its ...
Clare of Montefalco

Clare of Montefalco  

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(d. 1308),Augustinian nun. At an early age she joined a community of Franciscan hermits, whom the bishop of Spoleto refounded as Augustinians. In 1291 she became abbess. She was famous for her total ...
death

death  

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Since death is the cessation of life, it cannot be experienced, nor be a harm, nor a proper object of fear. So, at least, have argued many philosophers, notably Epicurus and Lucretius. A prime ...
Elizabeth of Hungary

Elizabeth of Hungary  

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(1207–31),queen. Born at Pressburg, the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary, she was brought up in Thuringia and in 1221 married its Landgrave, Louis IV. Ardent, passionate, and handsome, she ...
Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale  

(1820–1910)The British nurse and founder of modern nursing practice, emphasizing effective use of hospital hygiene, compassionate care, and, above all, a foundation in systematic statistical ...
insanity

insanity  

Another name for mental disorder, especially in legal contexts, where it refers specifically to conditions that impair one's ability to discharge one's legal responsibilities. See also McNaghten ...
Jubilee

Jubilee  

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(Heb., yovel).Biblical law requiring the release of slaves and the restoration of family property every fifty years. The agricultural laws of the sabbatical year (i.e. the seventh year of seven) ...
Odile

Odile  

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Abbess of Hohenbourg, Alsace (660–720).The daughter of Attich, duke of Alsace, and supposedly blind at birth, Odile was brought up in the monastery of Baume-les-Dames, Moyenmoutier. When Bishop Erard ...
Servites

Servites  

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A religious order founded by seven wealthy Florentine city councillors who abandoned their positions to devote themselves to the service of the BVM, traditionally in 1233. They adopted the Rule of St ...
Wells

Wells  

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A minster existed in Wells by the third quarter of the 8th cent., perhaps as early as 705. About 909 this church became the cathedral of the newly created diocese of the Somerset people. After the ...

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